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'''Syed Ahmad bin Muttaqi Khan''' Order of the Star of India|KCSI (; 17 October 1817 – 27 March 1898), commonly known as '''Sir Syed''', was an Indian Muslim pragmatism|pragmatist,http://www.academia.edu/2501127/Enlightenment_and_Islam_Sayyid_Ahmad_Khans_Plea_to_Indian_Muslims_for_Reason Islamic modernist|Islamic reformist''Encyclopedia of Islam and the Muslim World,'' Thompson Gale (2004) and philosopher of nineteenth century India|British India. Born into a family with strong ties with Mughal Empire|Mughal court, Syed studied the Quran and sciences within the court and later studied law from the University of Edinburgh. In 1838, Syed entered the service of East India Company and went on to become a judge at a Small Causes Court in 1867, and retired from service in 1876. During the Indian Rebellion of 1857, he...
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Notable ideasLiberal and Progressive Muslim movements|Muslim adoption of Western ideas
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